WDVA Podcast
Suicide Prevention with Codie Garza & Brett Bass

Suicide Prevention with Codie Garza & Brett Bass

December 17, 2020

YOUR WDVA's Suicide Prevention Coordinator Codie Garza, and Forefront's Brett Bass join the podcast to have a discussion on what the WDVA is doing to help reduce suicide. 

 

Dan Overton- Traumatic Brain Injury

Dan Overton- Traumatic Brain Injury

November 2, 2020

WDVA's Dan Overton joins the show for a discussion on Traumatic Brain Injuries. 

 

Mark Sullivan- WA Military Transition Council

Mark Sullivan- WA Military Transition Council

September 17, 2020

WDVA Employee Mark Sullivan discusses what the Military Transition Council does, and how it helps transitioning service members gain employment. 

If you have questions about the show, or know of a veterans program that would be good to come on the show, please email Bryan @ vpc@dva.wa.gov

Jarrod Irvin- Save a Warrior

Jarrod Irvin- Save a Warrior

September 3, 2020

Army Veteran Jarrod Irvin joins the show to share his experience with Save a Warrior (SAW). 

If you're interested in SAW go to: saveawarrior.org

If you have questions/comments about this, or any episode, please email me vpc@dva.wa.gov

Post Traumatic Growth- Dr. Peter Schmidt

Post Traumatic Growth- Dr. Peter Schmidt

July 28, 2020

Dr. Peter Schmidt, Director of Counseling and Wellness of YOUR Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, comes to the show to talk about Post Traumatic Growth (PTG). 

 

WDVA Counseling and Wellness: https://www.dva.wa.gov/veterans-their-families/counseling-and-wellness 

 

Questions for the show? Contact Bryan @ vpc@dva.wa.gov

Vet Corps: Kat Felts

Vet Corps: Kat Felts

July 10, 2020

Vet Corps Alumni (UW Tacoma), and former Vet Corps Member of the Year, Kat Felts joins the show to share her experience with Vet Corps, and why you should think about joining! 

Apply here: my.americorps.gov

WDVA’s Vet Corps Program - David Jones

WDVA’s Vet Corps Program - David Jones

June 23, 2020

Vet Corps Member David Jones joins this week's episode and talks about his experience in the Vet Corps Program. 

If you are interested in becoming a Vet Corps Member for the 20-21 Service Year, go here:

https://www.dva.wa.gov/program/vet-corps

Apply through the AmeriCorps Website: my.americorps.gov, listing ID 962434

Monique Brown - FOB Hope

Monique Brown - FOB Hope

June 4, 2020

Army Veteran and founder of FOB Hope, Monique Brown, joins the this episode to talk about building FOB Hope, systemic racism, and how you can get involved. 

To contact Monique, email her at mbrown@fobhope.org

FOB Hope: fobhope.org

For questions, comments, or if you know of an organization that would like to come on the WDVA Podcast email bryan.bales@dva.wa.gov. or vpc@dva.wa.gov

Clemente Veterans’ Initiative: Michael Farnum

Clemente Veterans’ Initiative: Michael Farnum

May 19, 2020

Pacific Lutheran University's Director of Military Outreach Michael Farnum come on the podcast to talk about the Clemente Veterans Initiative. Michael is also WDVA Vet Corps alumni, as well as retired Army. 

Questions about the CVI? Go to the website: https://www.plu.edu/military-affiliated-students/clemente-veterans-initiative-2/ 

Contact Michael Farnum Directly at FarnumMS@plu.edu

Peer Mentor Skill Building with Tom Hove

Peer Mentor Skill Building with Tom Hove

May 12, 2020

This week's episode brings in Tom Hove, manager of the Veterans Training Support Center. Tom and Bryan talk about peer mentor skill building based off of the Veteran's Peer Corps training. 

If you would like to know more information about the Veterans Training Support Center, go to their Website veteranstrainingsupportcenter.org

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